Lois Lowry does it again.
This is the second book in The Giver Quartet, but has nothing to do with The Giver other than being about a different dystopian community as far as I can see. That's ok, though, because it's a good book on its own. Kira is a likable heroine. Born crippled, she has learned to be strong in life. Her mother dies and she is left on her own. Luckily, she has a talent for embroidery, and is taken in by the Council to repair and finish the Ruin Song robe. Along the way she makes new friends, deepens old ones, and finds out more about who she really is.
The ending is a bit of a non-ending, and you will want to continue reading Messenger next. At least I did.